Fernando Botero

1932 - Today

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Fernando Botero Angulo (born 19 April 1932) is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor, born in Medellín. His signature style, also known as "Boterismo", depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris.Self-titled "the most Colombian of Colombian artists" early on, Botero came to national prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1958. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fernando Botero has received more than 1,553,722 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Fernando Botero is the 150th most popular painter (up from 162nd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Colombia (up from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Colombian Painter.

Fernando Botero is most famous for his paintings and sculptures of people and animals, which are often exaggerated and distorted in shape.

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Among painters, Fernando Botero ranks 150 out of 1,428Before him are James Ensor, André Derain, Robert Delaunay, Pontormo, Filippino Lippi, and Francis Picabia. After him are Yayoi Kusama, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Frédéric Bazille, Hugo van der Goes, Thomas Gainsborough, and Maurice de Vlaminck.

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Among people born in 1932, Fernando Botero ranks 21Before him are Gerhard Richter, Anouk Aimée, Anthony Perkins, Glenn Gould, Dian Fossey, and Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary. After him are Little Richard, Sylvia Plath, Víctor Jara, Roy Scheider, Camilo Cienfuegos, and Miriam Makeba.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Fernando Botero ranks 3 out of 271Before him are Pablo Escobar (1949) and Gabriel García Márquez (1927). After him are César Gaviria (1947), Juan Manuel Santos (1951), Shakira (1977), Carlos Valderrama (1961), René Higuita (1966), Carlos Valdes (1989), Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913), Luis Carlos Galán (1943), and Francisco de Paula Santander (1792).

Among PAINTERS In Colombia

Among painters born in Colombia, Fernando Botero ranks 1